Freshmen Academies

Mission:

It is the mission of the Grade 9 academies to assist the incoming freshman with making a smooth transition into high school and meet the rigorous standards at Westfield Vocational Technical High School.

Goal:

To provide programs and supports addressing the unique needs of entering freshman resulting in increased achievement.

Benefits to Students include:

  • increased academic achievement
  • reduced discrepancies in the achievement gap that plague various subgroups
  • increased student attendance
  • improved attitudes and behavior
  • increased number of students matriculating to 10th grade
  • lower student dropout rate
  • increased extracurricular participation rate
  • stronger student-teacher relationships
  • integration of academic and technical skills

Teams:

WVTHS has three freshmen teams, the Gold Team, the Purple Team, and the White Team.  Please click on the links to the left to learn more about our teams.